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2008-09-24 03:00:10

By Muntaner, Carles Chung, Haejoo In "Epidemiology and the Macrosocial Determinants of Health," Putnam and Galea highlight important new developments in health policy and social epidemiology. We aim, in this commentary, to enhance the issues raised by the authors while complementing their arguments with our analyses. We agree that social epidemiologists interested in health policy might be drawn more often to macrosocial analysis because political forces and health policies affecting the...

2008-09-24 03:00:09

By Naumova, Elena N Cohen, Steven A Putnam and Galea challenge the epidemiological framework underlying conventional public health research. They underscore the need to address population-level macrosocial determinants of health in epidemiological studies. Studying the population-level factors that ultimately determine population health is surely essential to policy development and implementation, as public health policy is disseminated at the population level. What impedes incorporation of...

2008-09-24 03:00:09

By Putnam, Sara Galea, Sandro ABSTRACT In the past two decades, public health researchers have taken renewed interest in investigating the role of social factors in health. This holds substantial promise in terms of identifying manipulable social factors that are amenable to policy intervention. Most existing empirical and conceptual epidemiologic work, however, has focused on the more proximal social determinants, such as interpersonal relations. These factors, although perhaps easier to...

2008-09-19 00:00:10

The existing mental health services in Ontario, Canada, do not adequately meet the needs of bisexual people, researchers said. Researchers at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health and the Sherbourne Health Center evaluated the experiences of bisexual people in Ontario based on three main determinants of health: social factors, including biphobia and stigma; interpersonal relationships including the workplace and partners; and internal factors, including self-acceptance and identity...

2008-09-07 03:00:06

By Calhoun, Judith G Ramiah, Kalpana; Weist, Elizabeth McGean; Shortell, Stephen M Core competencies have been used to redefine curricula across the major health professions in recent decades. In 2006, the Association of Schools of Public Health identified core competencies for the master of public health degree in graduate schools and programs of public health. We provide an overview of the model development process and a listing of 12 core domains and 119 competencies that can serve as a...

2008-09-04 03:00:07

By Rid, Annette Just health: meeting health needs fairlyAuthor: Norman DanielsPublisher: Cambridge University Press, New York, 2008ISBN- 13: 978-0-521-69998-3; paperback; 408 pages; price US$ 29.99 What does justice require with regard to population health? This is the question addressed by distinguished American philosopher Norman Daniels in his new book on justice and health. Just health is in many ways a successor to Daniels's seminal classic Just health care (New York: Cambridge...

2008-09-02 03:00:10

By Treadwell, Henrie M Ro, Marguerite Improving access to primary health care by the poor, the underserved, and those living at the economic and social margins of this nation's social construct has been work that the W. K. Kellogg Foundation has pursued rigorously and with deep commitment. We have worked to lead and serve as we supported health clinics, as well as to define, refine, and implement pathways to improve health for many. But like most, we have neglected a significant part of the...

2008-09-02 03:00:10

By Satcher, David Higginbotham, Eve J Reducing and eliminating disparities in health is a matter of life and death. Each year in the United States, thousands of individuals die unnecessarily from easily preventable diseases and conditions. It is critical that we approach this problem from a broad public health perspective, attacking all of the determinants of health: access to care, behavior, social and physical environments, and overriding policies of universal access to care, physical...

2008-09-02 03:00:10

By Braithwaite, Kisha The constitution of the World Health Organization states that "The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being."1(p1) Although this perspective is notable and has proven to be significant in promoting the quality of life among individuals worldwide, it is unfortunate that this resounding message is often not heard-and too often overlooked- by many parts of American society. Sadly, this basic human right...

2008-09-01 18:00:25

By PETER ELSON IT ALWAYS astonishes me that in this tiny fogbound island built on a rocky outcrop of coal, there should be such a range of accents. Commuting eastwards by train from Liverpool the change in voices and, indeed, attitudes they embody always comes as a surprise. But the divisions run far deeper than that. Social inequalities create an astonishing difference in life expectancy for people who live just a few miles apart in many of our cities. The low, probable age of death...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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